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Need help asap vp V6 still smoking

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Hey guys I need your help asap I got oil leaking onto my extractor/exhaust under the bonnet drivers side I thought it was the rocker cover gasket so I replaced them with new ones and it was still smoking I let it run for about 15-20mins and still smoke so I decided that maybe I didn't tighten the rocker covers tight enough or I didn't put gasket on correctly so after 3 goes at putting the rocker cover gaskets and tighting them up to 10nm I decide there on correct and tight enough and still smoking under the bonnet there's no oil in water or vice versa no power loss nothing else wrong except the smoke coming from the extractor/exhaust drivers side under bonnet.
Could it be exhaust/extractors gasket or what I'm stumped and need your guys help please thanks
PS I was just gonna buy a gasket kit from Repco and do all gaskets but thought I would ask all use first
 

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Pretty common for the heads to leak oil on the Buick. Have you cleaned the engine since replacing the gaskets?
 

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No haven't cleaned properly yet just with rag and alittle bit degreaser but it only started after driving about 20kms and got home and it was smoking alittle bit and the started to smoke abit more
 

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The other common leak is from the steering pump.
 

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I'd start with a good clean.
 

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Give it a good pressure wash,dry it off with air blower...fire it up & start counting all the leaks.

My v6 was like a sieve when first got it,fixed majority except sump gasket that just pressure washed it 3-6 months as didn't drip on ground so didn't bother.Steering rack was cursed with leaks,fix one it leaked elsewhere.
 

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Alright guys cleared it up and started it took it for a quick spin when got home pop bonnet it was the same and there is smoke coming out exhaust too now not to sure if it was before thou but it's still running fine I think probably head gasket what's your guys thoughts cheers and thanks
 

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Blue smoke out the exhaust suggests rings as a minimum. When the HGs leak oil on the Buick its not normally internal. Commonly it just runs down the side of the block. Its not often much of a leak and can go for 100k and not get a whole lot worse.
 

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How much oil does the engine use? Is it worth worrying about.
 

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It's not blue smoke just whiteish and it doesn't seem to be using much oil nothing I'm noticing or nothing unusual well it's got me might start all over again and see how I go and quadtriple check but any ideas guys other thoughts use have please let me know thanks
 
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